Saturday, July 28, 2012
My dear neighbor Sharon called me over to her porch this morning to make lavender wands.
Take 9 stems of fresh lavender, removing any leaves and branching, just leaving the stems and the flower heads.
Cut a two-yard length of narrow ribbon, tie a knot at the base of the flower heads with one end of the ribbon.
Bend each stem carefully over the knot. Using the ribbon, weave over/under, making a cage for the flower heads.
When the flower heads are covered by the weaving, twist the ribbon and secure with a removable knot. You will tighten the knot in a few days as the stems dry.